Mangalam Bhagvaan

The Prayer

Mangalam Bhagvaan Vishunur,Mangalam Garudadhwajah,
Mangalam Pundarikakshah, Mangalayatano Hari,
Sarvamangala Maangalye, Shive Sarvaarth Saadhike,
Sharnye Tryambake Gauri, Naaraayni Namostute.

The Meaning

Auspicious is Lord Vishnu;
Auspicious is He whose flag bears
the emblem of Garuda;
Auspicious is He who is lotus-eyed;
Hari is the abode of auspiciousness

Kapur-Gauram

The Prayer

Kapur-gauram Karunaavtaaram,
Sansaar-saaram Bhujagendrahaaram
Sadaa Vasantam Hridyaravinde,
Bhavam Bhavaani Sahitam Namaami

The Meaning

I bow to that camphor-hued, white complexioned
(Lord Shiva), who is Incarnation of compassion,
Who is the very essence of (consciousness; the
Knowing principle) of life (of the embodied soul);
Who wears snakes as garlands, whose eternal abode
is in the heart of the devotee, I bow to Him (Lord
Shiva) and His consort Bhavaani (Uma or Parvati).

Om Jai Jagadish Hare (Universal Aarti)

The Prayer

The Meaning


Om Jai Jagadish Hare
Swami Jai Jagadish Hare
Bhakt Jano Ke Sankat
Daas Jano Ke Sankat
Kshan Men Door Kare
Om Jai Jagadish Hare

Jo Dhyaave Phal Paave
Dukh Bin Se Man Kaa
Swami Dukh Bin Se Man Kaa
Sukh Sampati Ghar Ave
Sukh Sampati Ghar Ave
Kasht Mite Tan Kaa

Om Jai Jagadish Hare
Maat Pita Tum Mere
Sharan Kahoon Kiski
Swami Sharan Kahoon Kiski
Tum Bin Aur Na Dooja
Tum Bin Aur Na Dooja
Aas Karoon Jiski
Om Jai Jagadish Hare

Tum Pooran Paramatma
Tum Antaryami
Swami Tum Antaryami
Paar Brahm Parameshwar
Paar Brahm Parameshwar
Tum Sabke Swami
Om Jai Jagadish Hare

Tum Karuna Ke Saagar
Tum Paalan Karta
Swami Tum Paalan Karta
Main Moorakh Khalakhami
Main Sevak Tum Swami
ripa Karo Bharta
Om Jai Jagadish Hare

Tum Ho Ek Agochar
Sab Ke Praan Pati
Swami Sab Ke Praan Pati
Kis Vidhi Miloon Dayamaya
Kis Vidhi Miloon Dayamaya
Tum Ko Main Kumati
Om Jai Jagdish Hare

Deen Bandhu Dukh Harta
Thaakur Tum Mere
Swaami Rakhshak Tum Mere
Apne Haath Uthao
Apni Sharan Lagao
Dwaar Padha
Om Jai Jagadish Hare

Vishay Vikaar Mitaao
Paap Haro Deva
Swami Paap Haro Deva
Shradha Bhakti Badhao
Shradha Bhakti Badhao
Santan Ki Seva
Om Jai Jagadish Hare

Om Jai Jagadish Hare
Swami Jai Jagadish Hare
Bhakt Jano Ke Sankat
Daas Jano Ke Sankat
Kshan Men Door Kare
Om Jai Jagadish Hare


Oh Lord of the whole Universe
Mighty Lord of the whole Universe
All Thy devotees’ agonies
All Thy devotees’ sorrows
Instantly Thou banisheth
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

He who’s immersed in devotion
He reaps the fruits of Thy love
Lord, he reaps the fruits of Thy love
Floating in a cloud of comforts
Floating in a cloud of comforts
Free from all the worldly problems
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

Thou art Mother and Father
At Thy feet I seek eternal truth
Lord, at Thy feet I seek eternal truth
There’s none other than Thee, Lord
There’s none other than Thee, Lord
Guardian of all our hopes
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

Thou art Godly perfection
Omnipotent Master of all
Lord, omnipotent Master of all
My destiny’s in Thy Hand
My destiny’s in Thy Hand
Supreme Soul of all Creation
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

Thou art an ocean of mercy
Gracious protector of all
Lord, gracious protector of all
I’m Thy humble devotee
I’m Thy humble devotee
Grant me Thy divine grace
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

Thou art beyond all perception
Formless and yet multiform
Lord, formless and yet multiform
Grant me a glimpse of Thyself
Grant me a glimpse of Thyself
Guide me along the path to Thee
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

Friend of the helpless and feeble
Benevolent saviour of all
Lord, benevolent saviour of all
Offer me Thy hand of compassion
Offer me Thy hand of compassion
I seek refuge at Thy feet
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

Surmounting the earthly desires
Free from the sins of this life
Lord, free from the sins of this life
Undivided faith and devotion
Undivided faith and devotion
In eternal service unto Thee
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

Oh Lord of the whole Universe
Mighty Lord of the whole Universe
All Thy devotees’ agonies
All Thy devotees’ sorrows
Instantly Thou banisheth
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

Yaa Kunde (Saraswati Prayer)

Goddess Saraswati is universally recognized in Hinduism as the Goddess of learning and knowledge. Students in any and all fields of learning pray to Saraswati for sucess in completion of their studies. Saraswati is the companion of Lord Brahma (the creator). She represents speech (Vach), the mechanism or divine energy with which Brahma created the universe. The importance of Goddess Saraswati (saras = fluid, wati = easily, i.e. easily flowing energy) is her ability to bring into manifestation the concept of Creation thought by Brahma in his thoughts. The words (or Vach) spoken by Brahma to create the universe is indeed Sarswati! The Goddess Gayatri is synonymous with Goddess Saraswati in the sense that Gayatri is another form of Saraswati. Hence, the Gayatri Mantra is indeed the best invocation for Goddess Saraswati. Legend has it that Saraswati appeared as Gayatri in order to assist Brahma in the completion of an important yagna being conducted in homage to the Sun God (Surya Devataa).

An invocation to Goddess Saraswati is as follows – she who holds the (musical instrument) veena in her hands and opens the channels of learning for her disciples. Saraswati is also revered as the Goddess of music and creative (particularly, the spoken) arts.

The Prayer

Yaa Kunde Tushaarahaara Dhavalaa
Yaa Shubhra Vastraavritaa
Yaa Veenaa Varadanda Manditakaraa
Yaa Shveta Padmaasanaa
Yaa Brahmaachyuta Shankara Prabhritibihi
Devaih Sadaa Vanditaa
Saa Maam Pattu Saraswati Bhagavatee
Nihshesha Jaadyaapahaa.

The Meaning

Salutations to the supreme Goddess Saraswati…whose face is fair as a jasmine flower, luminiscient like the moon and delicate as a snow flake ; who is dressed in brilliant white (shubhra-) garments (vastraA-). She holds the musical instrument (vINA-) in her hands to bestow boons (varada.nDa-) to her disciples as she sits on her white (shveta-) lotus (padma-) throne (aasanA-).